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Kuwait blocks work permits for Tunisian and Lebanese women lacking male guardian

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The bar for the Muslim world is so low, the low expectations of soft bigotry manifest themselves everywhere. Women are still chattel in Muslim countries. The status of women under the sharia is nothing less than abominable.

While assailing President Trump on women’s rights (what specifically, they never say), Western feminists ignore the institutionalized mistreatment of women in Islam. It is unlikely that 1 in 100 American feminists knows that under Islamic law, women can’t leave the house without a male guardian. Or that a woman needs a male guardian (mahram) whose permission must be granted for travel, medical procedures, obtaining permits. A woman’s guardian arranges her marriage. The system of guardianship is widely abused for economic and social reasons. In 2008, for example, a Muslim father married his eight-year-old daughter off to a 47-year-old man.

“Kuwait blocks work permits for Tunisian and Lebanese women lacking male guardian,” by Dima Abumaria, The Media Line, December 10, 2018 (thanks to Mark):

Kuwait’s Public Authority for Labor has announced it will block work permits for women under the age of 40 from Morocco and Tunisia unless they are accompanied by a “mahram” or a first-degree male guardian – a brother, husband, uncle or father.

Kuwait had already imposed this requirement on Lebanese women, though only the latter require a security clearance.

According to al-Rai, a Kuwaiti daily, the government’s decision “came at a request of both Morocco and Tunisia.”

“The move was issued in coordination with Kuwait, Morocco and Tunisia,” an unnamed official source revealed to the newspaper, adding that the small Gulf state is “keen to maintain close relations with all countries around the world – especially Arab states – with regard to labor, economic and tourism cooperation, while preserving its sovereignty and privacy.”

From his side, Tunisian Foreign Minister Khamis Jahnawi said his government “didn’t receive any official confirmation from Kuwait regarding the matter.”

Faisal Dou, the ministry’s spokesman, added that “Kuwaiti authorities have never made this decision or similar ones. All Tunisians are welcomed to work in the Gulf state without any form of restriction or prevention.”…

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